Events 10.28.21

Capital Region Social Happenings October Event and Concert Series

CAPITAL DISTRICT – – Friday Night Events at 7 pm – Picnic at noon at 435 New Karner Road (Hanover Square Building) at “Hill” door entrance. Open to the public. Inside seating is limited. Plenty of free parking. Handicap accessible.CDC & COVID compliant. Masks required on everyone.  Call 518-452-6883 for more information.

Friday Night – October 29:  If Magic is your thing, this is the night for you.  Jonathan Downer will wow us with his illusions. This is guaranteed to get you in the mood for Halloween.  Performance starts at 7 pm.  $12 pp and that includes beverages and snacks.

Halloween Trunk or Treat Drive Thru
(Covid Safe)

RENSSELAER – Blooming Grove Reformed Church in the Parking Lot, 706 Blooming Drive, Rensselaer N.Y (Rt.4). Friday, October 29th. 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm. We ask families driving through to bring non-perishable food items such as canned soups, fruits, vegies, peanut butter, raviolis, that will be donated to Door of Hope in exchange for candy bags.

3rd Annual Trunk ‘N Treat

CASTLETON – You are invited to the 3rd Annual Trunk ‘N Treat at Emmanuel Reformed Church in Castleton. Our celebration will be held on Saturday, October 30 from 4:00 – 5:30 pm. Invite your family and friends to don a costume (or not) and head on over to 1150 Maple Hill Road in Castleton, NY to enjoy the fun of Trick or Treating among the decorated vehicles in our parking lot. Kids of all ages are welcome.

Hold On Honeys Concert at Sand Lake Center for the Arts

SAND LAKE – Hold On Honeys is an indie folk minimalist vocal trio offering tight knit harmonies to nourish the soul and invigorate the senses. The three members of the group are Emily Curro, Raya Malcolm and Shannon Rafferty. The concert will be on Oct 30th at 7pm. Tickets are $18. Reserve yours now at



Grafton Lakes State Park to host Fall Fun Day

GRAFTON – Do you love fall? So do we! Come out the day before Halloween to enjoy fall activities at Grafton Lakes State Park. Activities will include a “build-a-bat”, s’mores, crafts, pumpkin painting, costume contest, and more! All festivities will begin at 3pm at the Welcome Center and run until 5:45pm.

A family friendly movie will start at 6pm in the parking lot. Do you have a favorite family friendly Halloween movie? Find us on Facebook to vote on which movie we should select! Bring snacks, your favorite chair, and warm layers for this unique event.

The event will be held on Saturday, Oct 30th. The festivities will be from 3-5:45pm. The drive-in movie will start in the parking lot at 6pm. $3 per person, ages 3 and under free. No registration.

Grafton Lakes State Park is located off of Route 2, twelve miles east of Troy, New York. Please use the park’s main entrance on Grafton Lakes State Park Way for this event. There is no entrance fee for this event. For more information, please call the park at 518-279-1155.

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation oversees more than 250 parks, historic sites, recreational trails, golf courses, boat launches and more, which are visited by 78 million people annually. A recent study found that New York State Parks generates $5 billion in park and visitor spending, which supports nearly 54,000 jobs. For more information on any of these recreation areas, call 518-474-0456 or visit connect with us on Facebook, or follow us on Instagram.

Poestenkill Halloween Parade

POESTENKILL – Poestenkill Halloween Parade will take place on October 30th from Town Hall to VFW. Parade staging at 9:45 and Parade begins at 10am. Treats will be given out at the end of the parade

The Reformed Church of Schodack at Muitzeskill Trunk or Treat

SCHODACK – The Reformed Church of Schodack at Muitzeskill, located at 902 Schodack Landing Rd., will be hosting a Trunk or Treat on October 31st, between 4-6 PM. Come check out the Halloween decorations while enjoying some cider and donuts…and candy, of course!  All are welcome! We will be collecting canned goods/dry food items for our local food pantry, The Anchor. Please consider making a donation. Hope to see you there! (Due to COVID, donuts and candy will be pre-bagged)

West Sand Lake Vol. Fire Company Halloween Party/Parade

WEST SAND LAKE – Calling all ghosts and witches and ghouls and goblins (and Pokemon and Princesses, too)! The witching hour is at hand! Once again, the time has come to dress in all your spooky finery, and invade West Sand Lake.

The West Sand Lake Volunteer Fire Co. is sponsoring its annual Halloween party for kids of all ages on Sunday, October 31. As in previous years, we are planning a special treat for all our trick-or-treaters, and their parents. We will be proudly featuring our community’s costume creations in a parade from the West Sand Lake Elementary school to our Fire House.

If you would like to join our parade, please meet at the school at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 31st. We will step off promptly at 1:00 p.m., and proceed to the Fire House. The traditional Halloween party, with costume judging, prizes, games, refreshments and surprises will immediately follow the end of the parade. As always, admission to the party is free! Please NOTE: Masks or appropriate face coverings will be required at all times.

So, plan on joining us on Sunday, October 31st. It promises to be a fun time for all!

Trunk or Treat at Saint John’s Episcopal Church

TROY – Saint John’s is hosting its second annual Trunk or Treat on Halloween, Sunday, October 31, from 2:00 – 4:00pm. Come bring kids up to age 12 to receive “treats” as they visit the elaborately-decorated “trunks” of cars, truck, and vans, parked in the parking lot of Saint John’s, directly across from the church. It promises to be a fun time for all, and a chance to enjoy the creativity of the trunks on display as well as the imagination of the children’s costumes.

Saint John’s is an Episcopal Church located at 146 1st Street in Troy. For more information, please contact our Director of Children’s Ministries at or 518.694.2577 and leave a message.

Town of North Greenbush Halloween Parade

NORTH GREENBUSH – The Town of North Greenbush Halloween Spectacular will be held on Sunday, October 31st. First, we will kick-off the events with our annual parade starting at 2pm from the Family Dollar parking lot on Main Ave. The parade will proceed down Main Ave to Town Hall. There will be lots of new and exciting events planned including a “Trunk or Treat” at town hall. For those who don’t know, the “trunk-or-treat” event will have participants decorate their vehicles and park them in one central location at town hall. The cars are just as decked out as the kids and then everyone goes from decorated trunk to decorated trunk to pick up some treats while having fun looking at all of the decorations. There will be a contest for the “best tricked-out trunk” so let your imagine get the best of you and decorate! There will be cider and donuts for the kids and many more surprises in store. This event is being organized by Councilwoman Jessica Merola, Chair of the town youth committee. For more information, please contact Councilwoman Merola at the town supervisor’s office at (518) 283-5313, x-5.

Brunswick Baptist Church Trunk or Treat

TROY – Brunswick Baptist Church would like to invite the community to Trunk or Treat on Sunday, October 31 from 4pm to 6pm. We’ll have plenty of candy, hot chocolate, and hayrides for all ages. We are located at 385 Grange Road ( St. Rt. 142) in Troy.

Rensselaer Co. Home Bureau Open Board Meeting

RENSSELAER COUNTY – Rensselaer Co. Home Bureau will hold its Open Board Meeting and Workshop Hop Monday, Nov. 1, 9:30 am, First Reformed Church, Wyn.  Due to Covid restrictions no food can be served.

Friends of The Rensselaer Public Library Election Day Bake Sale

RENSSELAER – The Friends of the Rensselaer Public Library will be holding their annual Election Day Bake Sale on November 2 at the Rensselaer City Hall starting at 6:00 a.m..  There will be a variety of pies, cakes, cookies, etc., and you can also take home a meal of either mac and cheese or chili!!

The Friends fundraisers allow the Library to make purchases that otherwise would not be possible, such as the electronic sign in front of the building, display cabinets, speakers and special events.

The  Friends are always looking for new members, so all are welcome to attend the next meeting on November 18 at 6:00 p.m. at the Library to find out what we are all about.

HVCC’s Cultural Affairs Program Announces Noontime Concerts

TROY – The Cultural Affairs Program will present A Celebration of World Music, featuring four local groups well known to many in the Capital Region, during the Fall 2021 semester at Hudson Valley Community College. Plans call for each program to be presented in-person in the Bulmer Telecommunications Center on the Troy campus, as well as live streamed from that location. Visit for the access link for each hour-long program. All are open free to the public.

HEARD – Thursday, Nov. 4 at noon – Heard is a handful of extremely-talented musicians, who bring together their skills and passion for world music, jazz and improvisation to create irresistible grooves set in a unique, sonic tapestry. The group’s vibrant sound has grown to incorporate influences from West Africa, Brazil, the Caribbean and beyond. Energetic and upbeat, Heard features Composer Elizabeth Woodbury Kasius (keyboards/vocals), Jonathan Greene (woodwinds), Bobby Kendall (bass), Brian Melick (drums) and Zorkie Nelson (percussion/vocals).

Golfstrom – Thursday, Nov. 11 at noon – Golfstrom performs an eclectic mix of 1930’s to 1960’s folk and pop songs that originated in France, Italy, Germany, Russia, Poland, Ukraine, Israel, Mexico, Argentina and beyond. Golfstrom features Jonathan Greene on clarinet, Bobby Kendall on string bass, Sergei Nirenburg on accordion and vocals, and Brian Melick on percussion.

Contact Debby Gardner at for more information.

Holiday Fair at Cornerstone

LANSINGBURGH – A Holiday Fair will be held at Cornerstone Community Church of Lansingburgh on Friday November 5 (4PM to 6PM) and Saturday, November 6 from 9AM to 2PM. The church is located at 570 Third Avenue (corner of Third Ave and 115th St.).Preview Friday night will feature the sale of takeout Lasagna. Saturday lunch will be Chili, also sold as take out only. Items for sale include holiday decorations, toys, jewelry, collectibles and much more. The Corner Shoppe (thrift store) will also feature a huge sale and be open Friday evening from 4-6 and Saturday 9-2. For further information please call 518-235-3851.

Book Nook at Transfiguration Parish is Open

SPEIGLETOWN – Thank you to all who supported our recent $5/Bag Sale. It was a huge success! The Book Nook is open again on Saturday morning, November 6 from 9:00 am until noon. We are located in Speigletown on Hillview Drive. The November buy one/get one specials are on authors Mary Higgins Clark and John Sandford. Please stop by and see all of the new, recent donations. They are coming in weekly! The biographies, historical novels, cookbooks, religious and romance novels are 3/$1. There is a great selection of DVD’s for just $2. Stop by and visit the best kept secret in Rensselaer County! Thanks again for your support and see you at the Book Nook.

The Stephentown Players

STEPHENTOWN – 1574 Garfield Road, Stephentown.  518.733.0427 – The Stephentown Players are proud to announce their premier production; Samuel Beckett’s masterpiece, Krapp’s Last Tape with Toby Wherry as the brooding Krapp who sits alone in his den listening to a recording of himself at an earlier time, while reflecting on his aspirations, purpose and lost love. The production runs on Saturdays, November 6, 13, 20 and 27 at 7PM at the GYM at Four Fat Fowl, 473 Rt. 43 in Stephentown. Admission is Free. For reservations call: 518-733-0427.

Pat Flint To Speak on Stephentown’s Vanderbilt Hotel and Old Downtown

STEPHENTOWN – Pat Flint will give an illustrated talk, The Vanderbilt Hotel and Downtown Stephentown, on Sunday, November 7, at 2:00 p.m. This Stephentown Historical Society program meeting will be held at the Stephentown Town Hall, 26 Grange Hall Road, Stephentown, New York. Because of Covid-19 precautions no refreshments will be served and attendees must wear masks. The program is free and the building is handicapped accessible. For directions, telephone (518) 733-0010.

Just one year after the Lebanon Springs Railroad began service to Bennington, Milo Daniels opened the Vanderbilt Hotel in 1871. It was just across the road from the Stephentown railroad station and served the traveling public. It was a two story structure with a glass-windowed “Captain’s Room” on the roof. The hotel later served as town hall and then fire hall and was a meeting place for many organizations. In 1998 the building was deemed too deteriorated to repair and was razed and replaced by the new fire house. Town Historian Flint will tell some tales of exciting events at the hotel and its bar, and highlight other Main Street businesses during Stephentown’s “railroad era.”

The attractive brass holiday ornaments of the Vanderbilt House Hotel created for the historical society will be for sale.

Sand Lake Historical Society November 9th to Feature Robert Shuey

SAND LAKE – On Tuesday November 9th, the Sand Lake Historical Society returns to Sand Lake Town Hall for its monthly program, “Sir, What Do We Do With All The Dead? Mortuary Practices During the American Civil War.” Today’s military considers care for its fallen comrades to be a sacred duty with zero tolerance for mistakes and timely and compassionate notification of next of kin. However, that was not always the case. Prior to the Civil War, service members who died in battle were typically left to decay or buried in place, under primitive conditions, with few provisions for positive identification or notification of family members.

Noted Civil War historian Robert W. Shuey will discuss how and why the Civil War marked a major turning point in military mortuary affairs and spurred the Nation into far better caring for its fallen heroes, establishing national cemeteries, and setting the stage for subsequent national days of remembrance such as Memorial and Veterans Day. Shuey is a retired geologist and charter member of and frequent presenter for the Sand Lake Historical Society. In addition, he is a member of the Capital Civil War Roundtable, 125th New York Regimental Association, Da Buffs (Civil War enthusiasts who share their expertise as well as listening to speakers) and a published author of Socket Bayonets of the Great Powers – A Collector’s Guide.

SLHS monthly programs are open to the public and are held monthly at the Sand Lake Town Hall Courtroom, 8428 NY 66, Averill Park, beginning at 7 pm. COVID protocols are as determined by the Town for the use of their facility (masks are currently required). SLHS programs are also simulcast on Spectrum Channel 1303 and archived video can be accessed at the SLHS website (

New members are always welcomed. Like us on Facebook or visit Any questions, contact Jackie Tremont, President.

Melvin Roads Veterans Day Ceremony

EAST GREENBUSH – Melvin Roads American Legion Post 1231 celebrates Veteran’s Day, 1:00 PM, Thursday , November 11th, 2021, at the post, 200 Columbia Turnpike, East Greenbush. Enjoy the parade & then stop by Melvin Roads for our ceremony & refreshments. One hundred & three years ago, The Great War ended on the eleventh day of the eleventh month, at the eleventh hour. Our name’s sake Private Melvin Roads died the night before the Armistice took effect. PVT Roads served his country, and gave his life to a cause he believed in. Post 1231 celebrates his service and the service of all veteran’s, along with their families. Please join us as we and our local representatives support all veterans everywhere.

The 22nd Annual Rensselaer County Veterans Breakfast, sponsored by Rensselaer County Unified Family Services, Veterans Service Agency, is served at Melvin Roads American Legion this year on Sunday November 7th, 2021 . All veterans and their families are welcome to come down and enjoy a special breakfast from 8:00 to 10:00 AM with a Ceremony at 10:30 . County, and State representatives will award medals at the noon ceremony to individuals awarded the medals, but never received them.

To Love a Child to Host 12th Annual Dinner and Awards Celebration – The Spirit of Adventure

Clifton Park – To Love a Child, Inc. announces its 12th Annual Awards Dinner to be held on Friday, November 19, 2021 6:00pm at Longfellows Restaurant in Saratoga Springs, NY.  The Spirit of Adventure themed event will feature a Silent Auction, the Circle of Love Awards presented to Mary Ann Kermani, Rilla Langley Schulte, Laurene Sheppard, Mary Passaretti and The Prince of Peace Lutheran Church/Grace Endowment Fund. In addition our 6th Annual Kids Helping Kids Auction to support local children in their efforts to help children who are less fortunate. Come join us for a unique evening of fun and celebration and help support our many programs for children and families.

Ticket prices are $100 per person for dinner tickets, $50 per person for Students, $125 Honorary Committee and $150 for Super Honorary Committee. Invitation and sponsor opportunities can be found on our website.  

RSVP by November 11th.

Learn more about the work we do in our local community, Haiti and Zimbabwe and how you can make a difference in the lives of severely impoverished children. Visit our website at  or call 518-859-4424.

Leaf Raking for Veterans 

EAST GREENBUSH – The Town of East Greenbush Community and Recreation Department is proud to host Leaf Raking for Veterans this year on November 11th. Any Veteran within the Town of East Greenbush can contact the Community and Recreation office to sign up for this event and have their lawn raked and cleared by our team of volunteers this Veterans Day. To sign up, or if you have any questions, please contact Recreation Supervisor Mike Martin at or by calling the office at 518-477-4194.

Nassau Community Connections
Community Center Volunteer Training Presentation

NASSAU – As we get set to open the Nassau Community Connections Community Center, Volunteers are needed to staff it! We are looking for Volunteers to help fulfill the purpose of the Center: a place for people to build a sense of community, provide fellowship, engage in activities, and be referred to the resources they need. Volunteers will staff the Community Center starting from the hours of 9am-12pm during weekdays, with the intention of expanding these hours as time goes on. Volunteers will assist community members and help oversee operation of the space, always with another Volunteer at their side.

Join us for this Volunteer Training Presentation on  Friday, November 12th at 7pm and get acquainted with everything you need to Volunteer and help the community of Nassau! Presented by Nassau Community Connections Officers Chaplain Michael Needham, Secretary John Imhoff, plus Treasurer Lori Clark and Joe Gil, our Communications Officer!

Trinity Lansingburgh Holiday Fair

LANSINGBURGH – Trinity Church Lansingburgh will hold its Holiday Fair in the Parish Hall, 585 Fourth Avenue, Troy, from 9 AM until 2 PM on Saturday, November 13, 2021. Holiday hand-crafted items and homemade baked goods will be available for purchase. Three raffles will be held: basket, turkey and 50/50. Breakfast and lunch will be served. Masks are required within the Parish Hall. For more information call (518)237-7831 or visit

Zion’s UCC of Taborton Holiday Bazaar

SAND LAKE – Join us from 10am to 3pm on Saturday November 13th for our annual holiday bazaar at 741 Taborton Road, Sand Lake, for many of your holiday needs, including holiday décor & gifts, Christmas wrapping paper, cards, and supplies. Visit our baked goods table, children’s craft table and enjoy our homemade soups, sandwiches, hotdogs, and slice of apple pie for lunch. Whole apple pies are available to take home. Raffle items include a holiday quilt by Linda Bondi and gift certificates to local businesses.

NYS Snowmobile Safety Class

GRAFTON – On Saturday, November 13th, the Grafton Trailblazers Snowmobile Club will host a NYS Youth Snowmobile Safety Class for youth ages 10-17. Students must be at least 10 years old the day of the class. Parents are encouraged to attend and participate. The course will be held at the Grafton VFW/Fire Hall on South Road from 8:15 to approximately 4:30pm. The course will be taught by NYS certified volunteer instructors Jim Blessing and Dominic Jacangelo. The course will cover topics such as NYS laws and regulations, riding skills, trail emergencies, protecting the environment, trail etiquette, maintenance and repair, trailering, etc. To register on-line, go to the club web site: Space is limited, so no walk-ins please. The course is free of charge and lunch will be provided. Masks required.

Nassau Scout Food Drive

NASSAU – Attention Nassau Residents, Please mark your calendar now! BSA Troop 166 of Nassau Food Drive Saturday, November 13 – BSA Troop 166 of Nassau is participating in the Scouting for Food Drive. Our goal is to collect as many items of non-perishable food as possible to help our hungry neighbors. The need is greater now than ever! Donations may be dropped off on Saturday, November 13, from 9am-2pm at the following COVID-SAFE drive-thru drop-off location: Nassau Village Commons Pavilion, John St. (next to Post Office). Scouts will be available to remove donations from your car. Please have donations in bags or boxes in your trunk. Please help if you can! Thank you for your support!

Highlight Acting Troupe to Hold Auditions for C-Rhyme and Pun-ishment

TROY – Auditions will be held on Thursday, November 11th from 6:30-8:30PM as well as Saturday, November 13th from 1-3 for C-Rhyme and Pun-ishment written by Jane & Jim Jefferies. They will be held at the Center Brunswick United Methodist Church on Hoosick St. in Troy NY. Roles for both Adults and Children (large cast). The show will be directed by Christine & Ethel LeVan. Any questions contact Christine at 518-301-0789.

In the nursey rhyme justice system, the people are represented by two separate groups, the detective and the prosecute. The inspector & Punnish Sir have been called into investigate a crime where Humpty Dumpy has been found shattered & foul play is suspected. Can they solve the C-Ryhme?

Hudson-Mohawk Weavers’ Guild Holds 43rd Annual Show & Sale

NORTH GREENBUSH – The Hudson-Mohawk Weavers’ Guild invites the public to its 43rd Annual Show & Sale, held Friday, November 12 through Sunday, November 14.  Big changes are in store for this year’s event, as the Show & Sale moves to Pat’s Barn in the Rensselaer Tech Park in North Greenbush. 

After going virtual for the 2020 Show & Sale, the Guild is thrilled to be back in person at a new, larger venue.  After outgrowing its previous home, the event moves to an equally historic, new location of Pat’s Barn, which offers better accessibility (including an elevator), more space, and ample free parking.  More than 40 handweavers will exhibit and sell their work at the Show & Sale, making it the largest display of handweaving in the Northeast.  Guild members work all year to prepare over 2500 items for sale.

Pat’s Barn, a 200 year old landmark, serves as the new home of the event, with two full floors of exhibits.  The Show & Sale will include housewares such as rugs and table linens, garments including scarves, shawls and jackets, as well as holiday gifts such as cards and ornaments. The event features a wide range of gift options suitable for everyone’s holiday shopping list. 

Over 500 people are expected to attend this year’s event.  The show draws attendees from a wide radius, with visitors coming from Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont and even Ohio.  Admission and off-street parking are free.  The Show & Sale is staffed exclusively by Guild members, giving the public a chance to meet the makers and learn more about this craft.  Daily fashion shows give visitors the opportunity to see how these unique handwoven items can be styled and feature both men’s and women’s fashions. Guild members will also continuously demonstrate both handweaving and spinning using a range of equipment types.    

For a preview of the event, check out the Hudson-Mohawk Weavers’ Guild Youtube channel, which includes interviews, demonstrations and other content produced for the 2020 virtual Show & Sale. COVID-19 NOTICE: Proof of vaccination and masks required for all attendees.

Event Hours – Friday, November 12 from 2 – 8:30 pm; Saturday, November 13 from 10 am – 5 pm; Sunday, November 14 from 10 am – 4 pm

Event Location-  Pat’s Barn, 110 Defreest Drive, Troy NY 12180.

Friends’ Annual Harvest 2021

NASSAU – The Friends of the Nassau Free Library invite you to our annual Harvest Fest, Saturday November 13, 2021. This year the event will be held at the Chandler Young VFW Hall Rt. 20, Nassau, NY. Once again we are offering per-ordered, frozen pies which can be picked up at the Harvest Fest. This year 8-10 vendors will offer goods for sale. Artisans and Crafter’s offerings will include; candles, knitting goods, ornaments, wreaths, paintings, baby items, table runners, crocheted items, jewelry and quilted items just to name a few. Music will be provided by a variety of our talented neighbors. Cider and donuts will be available for a small price.

Doors open at 9:00 AM and close at 3:00 PM and lots of parking is available along with handicap accessibility.

To pre–order pies: pick up an order blank at the Nassau Free Library, or online at or from a member of the Friends. Pies must be prepaid at time of order and deadline for orders is November 7th. If pies cannot be picked up on November 13, prior arrangements must be made. This year we have: 10” pies: Apple, Apple crisp, Strawberry Rhubarb, Blueberry, Cherry, Very Berry and 6” Strawberry Rhubarb pies.

We will also be holding the drawing for the winner of our Winter in Upstate quilt at this event (last chance to buy a raffle ticket!).

We request that all vendors be vaccinated and all participants wear masks unless eating. Come join the fun!

LVORC Event to Support Adult Literacy Programs in Albany County and Rensselaer County 

TROY – The Fall Festival of Literacy will be held on Saturday, November 13, 2021 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Troy, from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. There will be a virtual option for those who do not want to attend in person. We will be joined this year by Carol R. Daggs, author of Saratoga Soul Brandtville Blues.

Join us at 11:30 for a cash bar and delicious boxed lunch prepared by the chefs of the Hilton Garden Inn. Those wishing to attend virtually can pick up their boxed lunch at the Hilton prior to the event. The program will begin at 12:00 noon. Those attending online will receive the link in advance.

The Fall Festival of Literacy presents life-affirming true stories by our adult literacy students and tutors. Find out how literacy has changed lives for the better. This is a chance for the community to affirm our students for their accomplishments. Proceeds from this event will help to fund Literacy Volunteers of Rensselaer County’s programs and services for adults and children in Rensselaer County and Albany County.

To purchase tickets, visit https:/

For more information, call (518) 244-4650 or contact

Holiday Balsam Fir Wreath Sale to Benefit Friends of the Dyken Pond Center

Grafton –The Friends of the Dyken Pond Center are selling holiday balsam fir wreaths. Proceeds from sales are used to support the Dyken Pond Environmental Education Center activities, such as scholarships for school classes to attend field trips and trail improvements. Each lush 18-inch wreath will be crafted with aromatic balsam fir, pine cones, berries, a large red bow and a collectible handmade nature ornament to be cherished for years to come. This is a pre-order sale and all wreaths must be ordered by November 14th. Cost is $30. Larger wreath sizes available upon request. Wreaths can be picked up at Roxborough Holdings (former Grafton Elementary) 13 Babcock Lake Rd., Petersburg, NY on Nov. 20 from 11-1pm or in Troy on Nov. 22 from 12-2pm. Pay on line or order forms can be downloaded from our website at You may also request order forms by contacting the Center at 658-2055 or

Dyken Pond Center is a Rensselaer County Park open daily during daylight hours for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, fishing and non-motor boating.

Girls November/December Lacrosse

CAPITAL DISTRICT – Capitalland Lacrosse will be running girl’s lacrosse programs this winter on Sunday mornings starting on November 14, 2021 & ending on January 2, 2022 at the All Star Academy in Latham.  Levels include: • Leagues for youth grades 4 – 6th, & modified/JV grades 7-9th & a Varsity league.  • An advanced skills and drills program designed for players who want to take his game to the next level – grades 6 – 8th and 9 – 12th. • Instructional programs for novice players’ grades 4 – 6 & 7  – 11 • Instructional programs for beginner  grades 4 – 6, & 7 – 11  • A co-ed k-5th learn to play program. For more information go to or Email us at  

Girls November/December Field Hockey

CAPITAL DISTRICT – Capitalland Field Hockey will be running girls Field Hockey programs this winter on Sunday mornings starting on November 14, 2021 & ending on January 2, 2022 at the All Star Academy in Latham.  Levels include: League for modified/ JV grades 7-9. • An advanced skills and drills program designed for players who want to take his game to the next level – grades 6 – 8th and 9 – 11. • Instructional programs for novice players’ grades 5 – 7 & 8 – 11 . • Instructional programs for beginner  grades 4 – 6, & 7 – 11  • Learn to play beginner program grades K – 3: for all young players who want to learn how to play in a friendly fun atmosphere.  The Emphasis is on Fun. For more information go to or Email us at  

Boys November/December Lacrosse

CAPITAL DISTRICT – Capitalland Lacrosse will be running boy’s lacrosse programs this winter on Sunday mornings starting on November 17, 2021 & ending on January 2, 2022 at the All Star Academy in Latham.  Levels include:  Levels include: • Coaches’ corner grades 4 – 6, & 7– 9 advanced skill program that has varsity-level coaches recreate a set of advanced-level practices full of skills & drills that players need to for the next level.   • Instructional programs for novice players’ grades 6 – 9, & 2 – 5th . • Instructional programs for beginner  grades 6 – 10, & 2 – 5th  • A co-ed k-5th learn to play program.  For more information go to or Email us at  

Hope 7 Community Center’s Holiday Vendor & Craft Fair

TROY – Join Hope 7 Community Center on November 21, 2021, from 11:00-4:00pm, at Franklin Terrace Ballroom, 126 Campbell Ave, Troy, for our annual vendor & craft fair. This event will have 60+ crafters & vendors for all of your holiday shopping needs.  

The first 100 shoppers through the door will be entered into a special door prize drawing. There will also be a variety of raffles, 50/50, bake sale, free admission & ample parking. Food will be available to purchase. Proceeds from this event to benefit Hope 7’s food pantry. Bring an unwrapped toy for our pantry’s Santa Shop and receive 5 free raffles tickets! For further information please contact or

Thanksgiving Pies by the VFW Auxiliary to Sullivan Jones Post 7466

POESTENKILL – Holidays are busy so let the VFW Auxiliary to Sullivan Jones Post 7466 bake your pies for you!  9” pies, blueberry, apple, cherry, pumpkin and are $15.00 each. Call Nancy 518-283-6197 to place your order. Pick up you pies at 25 Veterans Street, Poestenkill on November 23 from 5:00 to 7:00 or November 24th from 12:00 to 5:00.




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